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Aren't you all forgetting..?
Authored by: Dr Nick on May 31, '03 11:48:39AM

Surely one of the greatest things about the Mac is that it's easy to use if you've never used a computer. I have to use Wintels at work and the number of times people get confused over <right click> is completely astounding!

I'm a firm believer in multi-button devices, but I think they should be optional so that if you don't want/need the complexity it's not there.

Personally I use a Kensington trackball with programmable buttons and it's fab but my wife uses a one-button trackpad and it works well for both of us.



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Aren't you all forgetting..?
Authored by: tim_bissell on Jun 04, '03 04:24:30AM

NeXT fixed the two button/one button confusion by making both buttons do the same thing by default - you had to explicitly enable the 'right' button in System Preferences. Not too hard for Apple to come up with a similar approach. I'm not buying another powerbook until they come with two buttons on the trackpad (uControl (www.gnufoo.org) allows you to hold down the Fn key and stroke the pad to simulate a scrollwheel - it's great for reading).



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